VIPs First in Line for Art Consumption

Top rung VIPs get a headstart on VIP evening at Texas Contemporary

Top rung VIPs get a headstart on VIP evening at Texas Contemporary

News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Jeffrey Wainhause, John Thrash, Becca Cason Thrash, Max Fishko
Jeffrey Wainhause, John Thrash, Becca Cason Thrash, Max Fishko Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Beth Younger, Tammy Dowe
 Beth Younger, Tammy Dowe.
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Catherine Brooks Guiffre, Don Mafrige Jr., Erin Maggi, Libby Cagle
 Catherine Brooks Guiffre, Don Mafrige Jr., Erin Maggi, Libby Cagle. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Rainey Knudson, Max Fishko, Brandon Zech
Rainey Knudson, Max Fishko, Brandon Zech. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Camille Samara, Debra Samara, Lester Marks
 Camille Samara, Debra Samara, Lester Marks. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Judy Nyquist, Andrea Dezsoe
Judy Nyquist, Andrea Dezsoe. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, John bebout, Jane Bebout, Marc Schindler
John Bebout, Jane Bebout, Marc Schindler. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Diane Lokey Farb, Jeff Shell
Diane Lokey Farb, Jeff Shell. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Harwood Taylor, Alton LaDay, Jonathan Glus
Harwood Taylor, Alton LaDay, Jonathan Glus. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Carlos Barbieri, Karina Barbieri
Carolos Barbieri, Karina Barbieri. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Sue Smith, Lester Smith
Sue Smith, Lester Smith. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Steven Evans, Katherine B. Barthelme, David Shelton
Steven Evans, Katherine B. Barthelme, David Shelton. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, scene
The George R. Brown Convention Center hosted the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Jeffrey Wainhause, John Thrash, Becca Cason Thrash, Max Fishko
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Beth Younger, Tammy Dowe
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Catherine Brooks Guiffre, Don Mafrige Jr., Erin Maggi, Libby Cagle
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Rainey Knudson, Max Fishko, Brandon Zech
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Camille Samara, Debra Samara, Lester Marks
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Judy Nyquist, Andrea Dezsoe
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, John bebout, Jane Bebout, Marc Schindler
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Diane Lokey Farb, Jeff Shell
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Harwood Taylor, Alton LaDay, Jonathan Glus
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Carlos Barbieri, Karina Barbieri
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Sue Smith, Lester Smith
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, Steven Evans, Katherine B. Barthelme, David Shelton
News, Shelby, Texas Contemporary, Oct. 2015, scene

On a night when there were more happenings than even the most ardent social butterfly could manage, for many it was the VIP opening of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair that was the place to be.

A sophisticated smattering of uber-VIPs — artists, art world fans and patrons — arrived early, several hours before the VIP throng poured in. From the start, VIP opening night chair Becca Cason Thrash, on the arm of hubby John Thrash, was there to greet guests as were Texas Contemporary founders Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause.

The evening benefited the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

With 60 galleries from across the globe represented, collectors such as Judy Nyquist, Lea Weingarten and Lester Marks had their plates full of buying opportunities. Though one of the beauties of the fair for Houstonians is that even those without the budget to buy can afford the admission fee in order to admire the bold collection of artworks.

In the early mix were Dana and Taft McWhorter, Don Mafrige Jr., David Graeve, Carolyn Farb, Federico Vribe, Alton LaDay and Jonathan Glus, Diane Lokey Farb, Debra and Camille Samara, Garrett Hunter, Rainey Knudson, Katherine B. Barthelme and David Shelton.